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  • Three Stocks Set to Benefit From Changing Healthcare Dynamics

    By Reuben Brewer - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: BME, CSU, SCI, UHS

    The healthcare industry is changing quickly because of demographic shifts and the impact of Obamacare. Two niche providers that look well positioned are Universal Health Services (NYSE: UHS) and Capital Senior Living (NYSE: CSU). A hedged bet on the aging process is Service Corp. International (NYSE: SCI).

    At BlackRock

    BlackRock Health Sciences Trust (NYSE: BME) is a closed-end fund that invests in the healthcare sector, generating income by writing covered more »

  • Finding Strength in Senior Living

    By Nathaniel Matherson - June 23, 2013 | Tickers: BKD, CSU, ESC

    Our population is aging, how can you benefit?

    We are facing a growing trend set to accelerate drastically over the next 20 years. Here in the U.S. its no secret that were not getting any younger. As a result of the baby boom in combination with advancing medical technology, we are seeing great numbers of our citizens living longer than ever. Over the next 30 years we will witness more »

  • Chicago-Based Fund Is Bullish on These Stocks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - May 20, 2013 | Tickers: ACHC, CSU, CSOD, LL, PRAA

    We are in a very active period for institutional investors, because it has been several weeks since the end of March, and investors are required to file their Q1 13Fs with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) within the following 45-day period. These filings are important because by analyzing them, one can see the recent moves made by a fund manager, the latest acquisitions, or sales of stakes. Let's more »

  • The Smart Money is Circling This Sector

    By Robert Hanley - March 12, 2013 | Tickers: ALC, BKD, CSU

    The favorable demographics enjoyed by the senior housing industry are leading to buyouts and a thinning of its publicly traded ranks. Last year, industry giant Health Care REIT bought Sunrise Assisted Living in a bid to enter the operating side of the business. Then on March 6 of this year, private equity firm TPG offered to buy troubled senior housing provider Assisted Living Concepts (NYSE: ALC) for $200 million or more »

  • Big Wave Trading Portfolio Update And Top Current Holdings

    By Joshua Hayes - March 9, 2013 | Tickers: AXLL, CAMP, CSU, CHUY, CPSS, EAC, FLT, GNMK, HEES, HIMX, POWR, PFBI, V, WAGE

    The Big Wave Trading Model switched back to a BUY mode on 3/5/13 following a switch to a NEUTRAL mode on 2/25/13. The switch to NEUTRAL on 2/25/13 in our analysis of over 130 years of stock market history should have not switched back to BUY mode so quickly. The price breaks on 2/20 and 2/25 have historically led to months of more »

  • When a Two-Star Rating Is a Buy

    By Arturo Cuevas - February 25, 2013 | Tickers: BKD, CSU, PHM

    Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) rated only two stars out of a possible five from employee reviews in the career and jobs community website Glassdoor. Nonetheless, this so-so rating shouldn’t dampen investor interest in this company, the largest operator of communities for seniors in the U.S. For all we know, some of the disparaging employee reviews on Brookdale may have come from disgruntled caregivers.

    What really matters, as more »

  • Big Wave Trading Portfolio Update And Top Current Holdings

    By Joshua Hayes - February 24, 2013 | Tickers: ASTM, AXLL, CAMP, CSU, EAC, FLT, HEES, HIMX, POWR, WAGE

    The Big Wave Trading Portfolio Model remains under a BUY signal from 1/2/13. There is added pressure arising on the overall model, thanks to the Wednesday and Thursday distribution days and the overall wedging pattern of the overall uptrend. This, along with the lack of gains above 1.5% on higher volume, following the 1/2/13 signal, keeps us in the cautious bull camp which is where more »

  • Big Wave Trading Portfolio Update And Top Current Holdings

    By Joshua Hayes - February 17, 2013 | Tickers: ASTM, AXLL, CAMP, CSU, CPSS, EAC, FLT, HEES, MNTX, POWR

    The Big Wave Trading Portfolio remains under a strong BUY signal generated at the start of the year. There continues to be absolutely no sign that the market is finished with its steady and unusual move higher. Trying to guess when the move will end is futile and until we see real cracks in the price/volume armor there is nothing to do but to continue to ride the trend more »

  • Big Wave Trading Portfolio Update And Top Current Holdings

    By Joshua Hayes - February 9, 2013 | Tickers: ASTM, AXLL, CAMP, CSU, CPSS, EAC, FLT, HEES, MNTX, POWR, VRNM

    The Big Wave Trading Portfolio remains under a strong BUY signal from 1/2/13. There remains absolutely zero indications, via price action, that there is anything to do but ride the trend higher here.

    Despite the constant discussions of what is wrong with this rally and how extreme it is (we will go over that below), stocks continue to breakout from solid consolidation patterns with other stocks either trending more »

  • This Company Has a Four-Star Rating, But It’s Worth Five Stars

    By Jonathan Lim - February 4, 2013 | Tickers: BKD, CSU, ESC, FVE, SNH

    I tend to be skeptical about investing in stocks that have enjoyed substantial run-ups that I missed out on. Like Benjamin Graham, I like my cigarette-butt stocks and reject the idea of riding momentum to success. But the more I observe the market, the more I start to realize that value can exist in stocks that are feeling the love from Wall Street.

    Today, I'll make my first pick more »

  • Big Wave Trading Portfolio Update And Top Current Holdings

    By Joshua Hayes - February 3, 2013 | Tickers: ASTM, AXLL, CAMP, CSU, EAC, FLT, GNMK, HEES, POWR, VRNM

    The Big Wave Trading Portfolio remains under strong BUY signals across the board. While we still hate the relationship between volume and price, we realize it simply does not matter in a world where printing currency is the modus operandi. With that being the case, price is our master and price remains in a strong uptrend.

    It is Super Bowl Sunday and there is no need to psychoanalyze the action more »

  • Big Wave Trading Portfolio Update And Top Current Holdings

    By Joshua Hayes - January 27, 2013 | Tickers: ASTM, CAMP, CSU, EAC, FLT, GNMK, HEES, HIMX, POWR, VRNM

    The Big Wave Trading Portfolio remains under BUY signals across the board. There is nothing still to do or think too much about as the trend higher is smooth and has come under very little pressure minus two minor distribution days in the Nasdaq Composite.

    Overall, many traders believe that it is time for us to take a rest or pullback. However, traders have been thinking this for a while more »

  • Big Wave Trading Portfolio Update And Top Current Holdings

    By Joshua Hayes - January 21, 2013 | Tickers: ASTM, CAMP, CSU, FLT, GNMK, HEES, HIMX, POWR, VRNM

    The Big Wave Trading portfolios all remain under a strong BUY signal as stocks tacked on more gains the past week with volume coming in higher than the previous week. Overall, it was another strong week and nothing out there is currently of concern on our radar.

    Despite the low VIX, the high amount of bulls in the Investors Intelligence survey, and lack of extremely strong volume when we do more »

  • Big Wave Trading Portfolio Update And Top Current Holdings

    By Joshua Hayes - January 12, 2013 | Tickers: ASTM, CAMP, CSU, FLT, HEES, NTE, POWR, VRNM, V

    The Big Wave Trading Portfolio remains under a BUY condition across the board. This past week was further confirmation on the current strong technical condition of the overall market. While it is not perfect and we can argue about volume on the days we do rally, it is what it is and that is a strong current rally favoring all sectors and market cap size across the board.

    While this more »

  • Big Wave Trading Portfolio Update And Top Current Holdings

    By Joshua Hayes - January 7, 2013 | Tickers: ASTM, CAMP, CSU, HEES, NTE, POWR, VRNM

    The Big Wave Trading Model  returned to a BUY signal across the board, following the resolve of the Fiscal Cliff. The gap up was powerful and very strong. The strength was broad, volume was well above average, and breakouts were everywhere. On top of that, the price action on Thursday and Friday has been tight and many stocks that did not breakout on Wednesday broke out on Thursday and Friday more »

  • Big Wave Trading Portfolio Update And Top Current Holdings

    By Joshua Hayes - December 27, 2012 | Tickers: ASTM, CAMP, CSU, NTE, VRNM

    After a quick trip back into the NEUTRAL zone, our models all switched to BUY on Monday the 17th. Unlike the previous BUY signal in which no action was taken, this BUY signal was actionable. The move on Monday came with strong above average volume on all four major market indexes. All four indexes also produced pocket pivot point buy signals on the same day. On top of that, banks more »

  • Big Wave Trading Portfolio Update And Top Current Holdings

    By Joshua Hayes - December 8, 2012 | Tickers: ASTM, AVD, AAPL, CAMP, CSU, FB, GMCR, GRPN, MHO, NTE, EDU, TOL, VRNM

     

    It was a very uncorrelated market the past week with the Nasdaq falling 1%, the DJIA rising 1%, and the Russell 2000 coming in flat. Overall, nothing has changed in our model and we remain under an overall NEUTRAL condition.

    Despite being under a current NEUTRAL position, we definitely have a long bias currently in big-cap NYSE stocks. Low P/E stocks that pay a nice dividend that show some more »

  • Big Wave Trading Portfolio Update And Top Current Holdings

    By Joshua Hayes - December 2, 2012 | Tickers: ASTM, AVD, CAMP, CSU, MAGS, NTE, VRNM

    The Big Wave Trading portfolio remains under a NEUTRAL signal, despite the strong gains this past week in the stock market. The gains from last week were very strong but it came from a very oversold condition and was straight up in a V-shaped formation backed by zero accumulation.

    While we are used to the stock market rallying on zero volume following heavy volume selloffs, we are at the same more »

  • Big Wave Trading Portfolio Update And Top Current Holdings

    By Joshua Hayes - November 25, 2012 | Tickers: ASTM, AVD, CAMP, CSU, MAGS, NTE, VRNM

    The Big Wave Trading Portfolio switched from a successful SELL signal back to a NEUTRAL signal the past week as the DJIA, SP500, and Russell 2000 retook their 200 day moving averages. The Nasdaq remains below its respective 200 day moving average but that is due to AAPL and we took notice of last Friday’s very bullish intraday reversal on AAPL coming from very oversold conditions. Overall, we see more »

  • Big Wave Trading Portfolio Update And Top Current Holdings

    By Joshua Hayes - November 5, 2012 | Tickers: ASTM, AVD, CAMP, CSU, MAGS, NTE, VRNM

    The Big Wave Trading Portfolio remains under a SELL signal on the SP500, Nasdaq, Russell 2000, and DJIA. The NYSE switched to BUY signal yesterday and subsequently re-switched to a NEUTRAL signal by the close of today’s trading.

    Two words can sum up this week of trading: random, ugly. Another word many traders were using this week was confusing. While we remained under the 50 day moving average on more »

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